SPARKS – Dermody Properties announced Friday its 2011 recipients of the Thanksgiving Capstone Award, granted annually to local nonprofits during the holiday season.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN) received $25,000 to support its ongoing programs, including the purchase of 100,000 meals for more than 14,600 needy families.
“Food is the thread that runs through everything,” said FBNN President Cherie Jamason. “This is a gift that will help touch everybody.”
Dermody and FBNN have partnered for more than 20 years to serve the hungry and downtrodden across the Truckee Meadows.
Seniors, in particular, benefit from the services the food bank provides and the impact is felt immediately, said Dermody COO John Atwell.
“We love that organization,” he added about FBNN.
Other recipients include the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which awards four-year scholarships to children of U.S. military veterans killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty; and the Nevada Wolverines Basketball Program, managed by the Children’s Cabinet.
“Giving back to our communities is a vital part of the Dermody Properties mission,” said Michael Dermody, chairman and CEO. “We created the Capstone Award in 2007 as a way to say ‘thank you’ to a community that has helped us succeed …”